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Cohen expected to claim lying, cheating by prez in testimony

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s former non-public legal professional, Michael Cohen, is predicted to give a behind-the-scenes account of what he'll claim is Trump’s mendacity, racism and dishonest, and most likely even prison conduct, when he testifies publicly ahead of a House committee on Wednesday, in keeping with an individual with knowledge of the subject.

Cohen is predicted to supply what he'll claim is proof, within the form of paperwork, of Trump’s conduct, said the person, who asked anonymity to discuss the confidential testimony.

Trump’s former non-public “fixer” arrived on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to start out three days of congressional appearances, beginning with a closed-door interview with the Senate intelligence committee. The public won’t have a chance to hear from him until Wednesday, when he testifies ahead of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. He will go behind closed doorways again when he talks to the House intelligence committee on Thursday.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday it used to be “laughable that anybody would take a convicted liar like Cohen at his phrase, and pathetic to peer him given but some other opportunity to unfold his lies”.

Lawmakers are alternately suspicious of Cohen, who is set to serve time in jail for mendacity to the House and Senate intelligence committees in 2017, and eager to hear what Cohen has to mention after he became on his longtime boss. Senators on the intelligence panel are expected to attend Tuesday’s meeting, a departure from the committee’s usual apply, where witness interviews are conducted by way of workforce most effective.

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